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否则 fǒu zé: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 4

否则 (fǒu zé) English Meaning

  • if not
  • otherwise
  • else
  • or else

Traditional Characters:  否則

否 forms words in:

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则 forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 立刻走,否则你会迟到。
    Lìkè zǒu, fǒuzé nǐ huì chídào.
    Go now, otherwise you will be late.
  • 安静,否则婴儿会醒来。
    Ānjìng, fǒuzé yīng’ér huì xǐng lái.
    Be quiet, or the baby will wake up.
  • 快一点,否则你会迟到。
    Kuài yīdiǎn, fǒuzé nǐ huì chídào.
    Hurry up or you’ll be late.
  • 快点,否则你会错过公车。
    Kuài diǎn, fǒuzé nǐ huì cuòguò gōngchē.
    Hurry up, or you’ll miss the bus.
  • 快一点,否则就要迟到了。
    Kuài yīdiǎn, fǒuzé jiù yào chídàole.
    Hurry up or we’ll be late.
  • 快,否则你就要来不及了。
    Kuài, fǒuzé nǐ jiù yào láibujíle.
    Hurry up or else you’ll be late.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 fou 3

否 (fǒu): to negate; to deny; not

  •  (bù): (negative prefix); not; no
  •  (kǒu): mouth
HSK 4 ze 2

则 (zé): conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause; standard; norm; rule; to imitate; to follow; then; principle; classifier for written items (such as an official statement)

  •  (bèi): shell / money
  •  (dāo): knife

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 否

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 否定 (fǒu dìng): to negate; negative (answer); CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 否认 (fǒu rèn): to deny; to declare to be untrue

HSK 6 Word List

  • 否决 (fǒu jué): veto; to overrule; to veto; to reject

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 则

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 规则 (guī zé): regulation; rule; rules and regulations
  • 原则 (yuán zé): principle; doctrine; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 则 (zé): thus; then; standard; norm; rule; to imitate; to follow; principle; classifier for written items (such as an official statement); conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause (like ‘thus’);

HSK 6 Word List

  • 准则 (zhǔn zé): norm; standard; criterion

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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